A Gilded Age of golden braids

Just like a small window that’s ready to sweep you away into a fantastical world dare you touch its edges, Ron Contarsy and Seth Karecha‘s whimsical photography treat manages to effortlessly put reality into perspective. Opulent settings, lavish adornments and a fragile gold coating, don’t seem to know about time nor space, recounting a tale that could as easily be about yesterday, as it could be about tomorrow.

opulent gold styling fashion shoot

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The Gilded Age by Ron Contarsy and Seth Karecha
The Gilded Age by Ron Contarsy and Seth Karecha
The Gilded Age by Ron Contarsy and Seth Karecha
The Gilded Age by Ron Contarsy and Seth Karecha
The Gilded Age by Ron Contarsy and Seth Karecha
The Gilded Age by Ron Contarsy and Seth Karecha
The Gilded Age by Ron Contarsy and Seth Karecha
The Gilded Age by Ron Contarsy and Seth Karecha
The Gilded Age by Ron Contarsy and Seth Karecha
The Gilded Age by Ron Contarsy and Seth Karecha
The Gilded Age by Ron Contarsy and Seth Karecha
The Gilded Age by Ron Contarsy and Seth Karecha
The Gilded Age by Ron Contarsy and Seth Karecha

The luxurious theme continues to slowly run its course, undisturbed, touching everything on its way, enwrapping Quirine Engel in layers and layers of heavily embellished garments that keep on looking as delicate as dreams do. Milkmaid braids made modern with a slight undone appeal thanks to Gianluca Mandelli’s work, and the hauntingly beautiful make-up dipped in gold reflections as envisioned by Hazuki Matsushita, add a contemporary facet to the otherwise timeless tale.

Featuring David Widjaja’s impeccable styling, you can view the complete shoot at the gallery. For more of Ron Contarsy and Seth Karecha’ fantastic photography do check their website at this link.

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